The Night Note: 07/29/2009

News you need to know

The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

Man Shot by Police had BB Gun

The Germantown man who was shot and killed by police early today was armed with an imitation of a semi-automatic handgun and knife with an 8- to 10-inch blade, according to a statement from Montgomery County Police. Eliodoro Hernandez, 39, of the 12200 block of Eagles Nest Court in the Gunners Lake area, was shot by Officer Jesse Dickensheets, who fired two shots from his service weapon, police said. (The Gazette)

Tazed at the Baptism

A Manassas area family claims a language barrier led to two people being zapped by officers with stun guns this weekend, but Prince William County police say that’s not the case. Robert Rodriguez, 55, told Fox 5 News that police were called to their home on Lafayette Avenue about 8 p.m. Saturday for a report of a noisy party. He said family members were celebrating the baptisms of two toddlers.(

Golf Course to Stay Open

Sligo Creek Golf Course, the nine-hole Silver Spring course beloved by women, seniors and minority golfers, will remain open at least another year, under a new plan outlined by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D).  Leggett on Wednesday called members of the Montgomery County Council to tell them he wants to keep the course open past its planned Oct. 1 closing date and is encouraging lawmakers to approve additional funds, despite a tight budget. He also will convene a community group to try to come up with a plan to keep the course open indefinitely.  (Washington Post)

Woman Sentenced in Moonshine Case

A woman has been sentenced for her role in an illegal moonshine operation.Margaret Smith was convicted in 2008 of conspiracy to make moonshine and perjury. U.S. District Judge James Turk sentenced the 58-year-old Smith on Wednesday to one year and one day in federal prison. (WTOP)

Md. Lotto on Facebook, Twitter

The Maryland Lottery will rely more on social media and less on D.C.’s massive media market to tout its games as the state slashes its advertising budget. The state agency said it will look at Twitter, Facebook and other online networking sites to save money after statewide budget cuts slashed its ad spending by $5.5 million. (Washington Business Journal)

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